Pittsburgh Indian News Corner
In addition to the prison term Mayank Mishra was also slapped with a three years of supervised release by United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon.
According to information presented to the court:
Mayank Mishra and other members of his family operated stores that sold drug paraphernalia, including diluents used to manufacture heroin and the glassine bags in which heroin is typically sold. In February 2013, federal agents executed search warrants at the business and home of Mishra, and those searches revealed that Mishra was selling drug paraphernalia. He was released on conditions of bond, which, among other things, precluded him from violating any federal or state law.The drug trafficking investigation against Mayank Mishra, a resident of Glenshaw, PA was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF).
Subsequent to his release, law enforcement received information that Mayank Mishra was continuing to sell cutting agents and glassine bags. Based on that information, law enforcement used a confidential informant to purchase cutting agents and glassine bags from Mayank Mishra, and the confidential informant successfully recorded the transaction. The confidential informant explicitly asked for "cut" and "bags", and Mayank Mishra provided a material typically used to dilute heroin and the bags typically used to store and sell heroin. Based on that information, law enforcement obtained another set of search warrants for Mayank Mishra’s business and home, where law enforcement found more cutting agents, glassine bags, marijuana paraphernalia, and $86,000 in cash. Law enforcement arrested Mayank Mishra a second time, and this time the Court did not release him on bond.